Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Phil - Goodreads
Bird by Bird is a neat little book that I feel is right about a lot of things and wrong about some others. Of course, my opinion probably doesn't matter as much as whoever recommended this book to you ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Carrie Pack - Goodreads
Anne Lamott's writing is witty and full of no nonsense advice. No "write what you know" bull here. Although, she does advise writing something personal. And that's the strength of this book. What's ... Read full review
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